Migrating from SLES 11SP4 to 12: "Packages to Update: 0"
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
In some cases, an error message might pop-up during the installation process stating that the system could not mount the partitions correctly.
Note: The user can however still proceed with the installation process despite this error, which can be misleading and make it look like the installation can be successfully completed regardless.
In addition to this, the "Total Size of Packages to Update" on a normally successful installation is at least 3GB big but instead, a much lower number is displayed (1.1GB for instance).
- During the upgrade, verify the fields on "Installation Settings" and if under the "Packages" field the "Packages to Update" and "Packages to Remove" are displayed as "0", abort the process and reboot the server.
- Boot the server from the hard disk and verify if all entries in the /etc/fstab file are correctly set with no syntax / typing errors for any of the entries, empty lines or even extra spaces.
- Once the file is verified to be correct, reboot the server and attempt the upgrade process again.
Proceeding with the upgrade in this condition will leave the system with many unresolved dependencies and the upgrade will fail, resulting in a broken system.
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- Document ID:7018846
- Creation Date: 28-Apr-2017
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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